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HbbTV “at the heart of broadcasters’ new platforms”

HbbTV will be a key element of the new hybrid broadcast and OTT platforms currently being prepared by major European public and commercial broadcasters in countries such as Germany, France…

Italy: Piracy hinders pay-TV growth

Italy is seeking new measures to combat piracy, a phenomenon that has assumed enormous dimensions and is hindering the growth of the pay-TV sector. The intention is to implement measures…

Italy: Movies must be in cinema before streaming

In an attempt to protect its film industry, Italy is planning to introduce a law requiring all domestic films to be first screened in cinemas before being broadcast on demand…

UK secures multimillion satellite investment deal

UK secures multimillion satellite investment deal

A  multi-million-pound deal by satellite operator Eutelsat Communications and aerospace manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space for two new communication satellites will see components and major parts assembled in the UK…

FCC approves 7859 new satellites

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a cluster of planned satellite constellations. The total of satellites which received the FCC stamp of approval is a staggering 7859. It is…

LeoSat wins US approvals

LeoSat wins US approvals

LeoSat, which is planning to supply a constellation of 108 low-earth-orbiting and very high-tech satellites, has won permission from the FCC to provide services over the US. LeoSat is very…

EE, Virgin Media fined for overcharging customers

UK comms regulator Ofcom has fined telcos EE £6.3 million (€7.1m) and Virgin Media £7 million for overcharging phone and broadband customers who wished to leave their contracts early. The…

Sky: ‘Legislation not needed for PSB on-demand’

Sky: ‘Legislation not needed for PSB on-demand’

David Wheeldon, Group Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Sky, has suggested that that UK’s public service broadcasters (PSBs) should be working with platforms to make their content available…

BTV fined $6.6m for copyright infringement

The pirate television service known as ‘BTV’ must cease the illegal retransmission of channels, stop selling its BTV set-top box, and pay damages of $6.6 million (€5.84m), according to a…

SES, Intelsat argue their C-Band case

On October 29th a 64-page document was submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and expanding considerably the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) proposal to release 200 MHz of satellite spectrum (in…

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